Bra-Less Women, Revisited
February 27, 2008 8:31am CST
To everyone who understood the point of my discussion "Ladies, Who Told You It Was Okay To Go Commando?", I thank you for both your understanding and your posts. To the ones who didn't understand the point, but took it as a personal vendetta, you are forgiven. However, I would just like to take the time to say that the point of that discussion was NOT to attack anyone personally. (Okay, except for that guy that asked why there wasn't "an image to augment the discussion"--sheesh!) The discussion was partially started because I'm sick to death of seeing it myself, and sick of my kids seeing it. That discussion was also begun in part to bring awareness to the "offenders" that other people DO notice, whether they want to or not; that there ARE other options that are ALREADY in your closet; and that bras are no longer a symbol of female repression! To the women that wear a bra out in public, a big fat thank you! To the women that don't wear a bra but do implement other options, such as an undershirt or a built-in so that at least your nipples are not visible, a big thank you to you, too! It isn't going bra-less that others have an issue with, Ladies. It's seeing one's nipples through one's shirt; having a child ask, "Mommy/Daddy what's that on that big girl's shirt?" and one staring a hole through the child as if he/she has done something wrong; and one's copping a bad attitude when people stare or make snide comments. If you don't want the comments, the staring, or the parent to kick your @ss for being rude to their child, just put on an undershirt next time. There is nothing wrong with going without a bra, so long as your nipples aren't shown to EVERYONE who happens to glance in your general direction. Have a little respect and esteem for yourself, and it will take you far! Self-respect, self-esteem, and dignity. If you have these traits, flaunt them! Don't let other people think you are trashy over something so silly as a bra, or the lack thereof. Yes, people will do so, no matter what day and age this is, no matter how "good" you really are, or how "good" the other person is. I don't want to hear it. WAKE UP. It happens, regardless of the fact that it shouldn't. Self-respect, dignity, and respect for others should also be considered when going out, whether to a wedding, the grocery, the beach, or wherever. I understand just running to the store for something--as stated in my previous discussion, I have been to Wal-Mart in the middle of the night in my pajamas, and also in my grubby house-cleaning clothes--but if you aren't planning to wear a bra when you go, at least throw on a second t-shirt or sleeveless undershirt so you don't show EVERYTHING. P.S. If you are offended by this posting, you are probably one that needs to read it again. This discussion is intended to be an eye-opener for the "sleepy" ones. Please don't take it as anything but that. However, I know some will take this discussion as it is NOT intended anyway, and so to those: you are forgiven.
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27 Feb 08
Very well written! When I was thanking you on your earlier discussion I wasn't even thinking about the nipple issue. I was just thinking of these bad boys swaying as I walk. That is why I always put on something big and fleecing so there are no tell tale signs showing.
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27 Feb 08
Thanks! I wear a bra for the reasons you just described, but as long as wearing the fleece works, it works! LOL. I really hate being told off for looking at them when they're RIGHT THERE for everyone to see (not that I stare or anything, just noticed 'em for crying out loud). I thought it was neat that you called the first discussion an eye-opener, and I had just said the same about this one. O_o Thank you for posting!